ROCKLEDGE, Fl., March 25, 2011 — Quad Mountain, LLC, today announced it will be supporting For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST ®).
“Quad Mountain, LLC strives to think, design & engineer innovative and class leading products. We admire what FIRST has done and continues to do. FIRST is engaging young students and helping to build the next generation of leaders in science and technology. It’s important that we help foster that next generation. Because of this Quad Mountain will be donating a portion of sales at the end of our 2nd and 3rd quarter, 2011 to support FIRST.” said Tim McLellan, CEO of Quad Mountain, LLC.
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self confidence, knowledge, and life skills, while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and nearly $12 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for high-school students, FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) for 9 to 14-year-olds, (9 to 16-year-olds outside the U.S. and Canada) and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) for 6 to 9-year-olds. Gracious Professionalism™ is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.
SOURCE Quad Mountain, LLC